Posted by Wine News | Posted on 02-26-2018| Posted in
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley shares the stories of female vineyard workers such as Maria Echavarria, who crossed into California at age 17 with a 15-month-old baby and has worked in the vineyards at Porter Creek in Healdsburg for 30 years; and Maria Bucio, a tractor diver for Renteria Vineyard Management in Napa Valley.
Elsewhere in the Chronicle, Esther Mobley explores whether Napa is running out of land for vineyards. “Planting new vineyards in Napa today is no easy feat. Ninety-one percent of the county’s acreage is under some form of protection from development, whether zoned as Agricultural Preserve or Agriculture, Watershed and Open Space.”
Jancis Robinson on what research scientists can teach us about wine.
In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy urges you to move beyond “boring prosecco” and drink French crémants instead. “Think of them as the underdogs of the French wine world, offering sophisticated Gallic flair without the Champagne price tag.”
In Wine Spectator, Lexi Williams looks at a British study that links alcohol with cancer-causing DNA damage, and also shows how the body naturally protects against it.
Dave McIntyre looks at how DNA testing and a heritage vine program aim to help a California zinfandel evolve in the Washington Post.
Brian Freedman reflects on the financial realities behind high-end wine pricing in Forbes.
In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray reports on 2018 Premiere Napa Valley.
Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2018/02/daily-wine-news-napa-vineyard-workers/